Re: might there be a glint off ALOS satellite pulsar equipment

From: Tony Beresford (dberesford@adam.com.au)
Date: Mon Jan 23 2006 - 08:07:37 EST

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    At 20:17 23/01/06, Kevin Fetter wrote:
    >I was wondering if a glint might be seen off off the pulsar 
    >equipment on the ALOS satellite.
    >
    >When I played the 90deg Deployment video, I notice a small 
    >reflection off the metal looking square
    >parts of it.
    >
    >Video at
    >
    >http://alos.jaxa.jp/2/palsar-e.html
    >
    >So I was wondering what others think.
    >
    >It seems pulsar is fixed with respect to the spacecraft. And the 
    >spacecraft is nadir pointing.
    kevin
    The long solar array is always on the side of the satellite that the 
    Sun is. This means the palsar
    array is on the side always facing away from Sun hence no sunglints from it.
    Tony Beresford
    
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